Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz

Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz
Photo Credit: Washburn County Tourism James Netz

A northern tributary to the St. Croix River, the Namekagon is a 99.5-mile long river protected under the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

Most of the Namekagon is undeveloped, offering a genuine wilderness experience to kayak, canoe, and tube enthusiasts. The riverbanks are abundant with deer, muskrat, beaver, turtles and blue herons, while overhead, eagle and osprey can often be seen.

The river is classified as Class I-II rapids. Primitive campsites are numerous along the Namekagon, many of which can only be accessed from the water.

Blog: Stories of the Namekagon

Cool Down on the Namekagon River: Water Sports for Everyone to Enjoy

By Namekagon River | July 13, 2022

Water sports and summertime on the Namekagon River go together like a kayak and a paddle. It’s hard to do one without the other! Luckily,…

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Gear Up: River Outfitters Along The Namekagon River

By Namekagon River | June 9, 2022

No matter where your journey takes you along the Namekagon River, there are river outfitters with plenty of knowledge, gear and good stories to make…

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A Journey Along the Namekagon River from Beginning to End 

By Namekagon River | May 1, 2022

The Namekagon River, also known as Wisconsin’s Moving National Park, is a 99.5-mile long river part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Underdeveloped yet…

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A History of the Namekagon 

By Namekagon River | October 25, 2021

A Celebration of Indigineous Peoples, Explorers and Tradesmen  Throughout the 99.5 miles of the Namekagon River flows a rich history of the Ojibwe tribe, explorers,…

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